Villa rue Benteke chance

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has marked Christian Benteke's miss as crucial in his side's 2-0 defeat to Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

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The striker, who signed from Genk in the summer, missed a free header from a Gabriel Agbonlahor cross in the second half, raising questions over his selection ahead of proven goalscorer Darren Bent.

"That was a big moment," Lambert said. "When you have chances like that you have to put them away.

"Darren's threat is going in behind. Christian gives you a different option. That was the only reason we did that. Darren has been fine about it."


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